All Opportunities

Welcome to the Winona State University Scholarship Application for the 2019/2020 academic year! We are now accepting applications. Application deadline for current students is February 15, 2019. Application deadline for incoming freshmen is March 1, 2019.

Through the efforts of the Winona State University Foundation and the generosity of private donors, we offer numerous scholarships each academic year. Scholarship award amounts vary and may not represent total tuition costs. Things considered in the selection process include demonstrated academic success, donor-stipulated criteria, and financial need.

The scholarships listed below are WSU scholarships offered by various colleges, departments, and offices throughout the University. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity. Get started on your scholarship search now. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Sign on the system with your WSU Star ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application and any supplemental applications presented. The system syncs with your data. You are automatically matched with scholarship opportunities for which you meet the criteria and the system provides additional “recommended” scholarships that may be available to you.
  3. After you complete the applications, you’re done! If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award email to your WSU email address. You can also check on the status of your application by logging back into the system at any time.

For detailed information on how to use this system, download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact scholarships@winona.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500.00 Daniel & Christine Rand Scholarship
The Daniel and Christine Rand Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an annual/endowed scholarship. The...
The Daniel and Christine Rand Scholarship was established in the Winona...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$700.00 Daniel Nordquist Scholarship
The Daniel Nordquist Scholarship is created for students majoring in Biology or Chemistry (alternating awards between the two...
The Daniel Nordquist Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500.00 Daniel R. Mortensen Family Scholarship in the College of Business
The purpose of the Daniel R. Mortensen Family Scholarship in the College of Business is to encourage and support first generation students in the...
The purpose of the Daniel R. Mortensen Family Scholarship in the College...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Darlene Radsek Scholarship
The Darlene Radsek Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Communication Arts and Literature teaching program. Students should...
The Darlene Radsek Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500.00 David Richard Rubenstein Family Business Scholarship
The David Richard Rubenstein Family Business Scholarship is created for students majoring in Business Administration at WSU. Criteria A. Recipient...
The David Richard Rubenstein Family Business Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 David Ross Patrick & Barbara Gaddis Patrick Scholarship
This scholarship will benefit WSU students majoring in Education. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time...
This scholarship will benefit WSU students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Dean Emanuel Memorial Scholarship in History and Legal Studies
In June 2015, Doug Emanuel established the Dean Emanuel Memorial Scholarship in History and Legal Studies as an endowed fund in the Winona State...
In June 2015, Doug Emanuel established the Dean Emanuel Memorial...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dennis & Linda Neville Community Service Scholarship
The Dennis and Linda Neville Community Service Scholarship is created for undergraduate sophomore or junior students enrolled at...
The Dennis and Linda Neville Community Service Scholarship is created...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$600.00 Department of Mathematics & Statistics Alumni Scholarship
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics Alumni Scholarship is created to encourage and support students from the Department of Mathematics and...
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics Alumni Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Derek Bute Memorial Scholarship
The Derek Bute Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 to support students majoring in Health Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences. CRITERIA 1....
The Derek Bute Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 to support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Derek Harms Leadership Award
In August 2018, the Derek Harms Leadership Award was established with the Winona State University Foundation. The award (scholarship) will benefit...
In August 2018, the Derek Harms Leadership Award was established with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Dick Traxler Memorial Education Scholarship
The Dick Traxler Memorial Education Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation to benefit students who are majoring in...
The Dick Traxler Memorial Education Scholarship was established in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,250.00 Doc Howard Daniels Scholarship
The “Doc” Howard Daniels Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in Physical...
The “Doc” Howard Daniels Scholarship is created to provide assistance to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dolores Sande Endowed Elementary Education Teaching Scholarship
In 2013, the Dolores Sande Endowed Elementary Education Teaching Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an...
In 2013, the Dolores Sande Endowed Elementary Education Teaching...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Don & Phyllis Fick Scholarship
The Don and Phyllis Fick Scholarship is for students who have declared a Chemistry major. Criteria A. Recipient must be enrolled full-time at...
The Don and Phyllis Fick Scholarship is for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Donna Lundberg Teacher Education Scholarship
The Donna Lundberg Teacher Education Scholarship was created for students majoring in teacher education. Criteria • Each recipient must be an...
The Donna Lundberg Teacher Education Scholarship was created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,700.00 Doris E. Pennell Scholarship
The Doris E. Pennell Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Elementary Eduation program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be an...
The Doris E. Pennell Scholarship is created for students majoring in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,700.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Doris Riede Scholarship
The Doris Riede Scholarship is created for sophomore students at WSU.
The Doris Riede Scholarship is created for sophomore students at WSU.
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dorothy McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy C. McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship to benefit non-traditional students who are returning to school to be an elementary education...
The Dorothy C. McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship to benefit...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$250.00 Dorothy Purtzer Scholarship
The Dorothy Purtzer Scholarship is created for students majoring in the WSU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Criteria 1. Each recipient...
The Dorothy Purtzer Scholarship is created for students majoring in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Dr. David Essar Scholarship
The David Essar Scholarship is created to encourage and support students majoring in Biology at WSU with an emphasis in the Pre-denistry...
The David Essar Scholarship is created to encourage and support students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$700.00 Dr. Jack Kane Scholarship
The Dr. Jack Kane Scholarship was created for students who live in the residence hall and must be on a 14-or-more meal plan. This scholarship is...
The Dr. Jack Kane Scholarship was created for students who live in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,200.00 Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School Renewable Scholarship
The Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School (CHS) Renewable Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation as an annual...
The Dr. James A. Martin Chatfield High School (CHS) Renewable...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dr. Jim & Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship
In February 2017, the Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship was established in the Winona State University Foundation to encourage and...
In February 2017, the Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz Family Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,600.00 Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship
The Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship is for students who have declared a major in WSU’s Business Administration – General or Human Resources...
The Dr. Joseph H. Foegen Scholarship is for students who have declared a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,600.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship is created to honor the memory of Dr. Brynestad and support students who demonstrate the...
The Dr. Lawrence Brynestad Memorial Scholarship is created to honor the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$550.00 Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual Scholarship
In April 2018, the Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University...
In April 2018, the Dr. Robert Newberry Professional Selling Annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$550.00 Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Annual Scholarship
In April 2018, the Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Scholarship was established as an annual fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The...
In April 2018, the Dr. Shirley Newberry RN to BSN Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $550.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$700.00 Dr. Warren W. & Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship
The Dr. Warren W. and Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship is created for students pursuing the Pre-Professional Program in Pre-Medicine at...
The Dr. Warren W. and Shirley Haesly Pre-Med Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Duane & Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship
The Duane and Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship is created for students majoring in WSU’s Mathematics Education program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Duane and Edwina Wolfe Math Education Scholarship is created for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$400.00 Duane Petersen Scholarship
The Duane Petersen Scholarship is created for students who have declared a major in Economics or Finance. Criteria • Each recipient must have a...
The Duane Petersen Scholarship is created for students who have declared...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Durr and Schroth Scholarship
The Durr and Schroth Scholarship is for students majoring in the Elementary Education program. Criteria 1. Recipient(s) must be an undergraduate...
The Durr and Schroth Scholarship is for students majoring in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dustin Kadlec Biggest Heart Award
In March 2016, The Dustin L. Kadlec Biggest Heart Award was established as a fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In March 2016, The Dustin L. Kadlec Biggest Heart Award was established...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,200.00 Echo Huang College of Business Scholarship For International Students
In February 2014, the Echo Huang College of Business Scholarship for International Students was established in the Winona State University...
In February 2014, the Echo Huang College of Business Scholarship for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,600.00 Eileen Fahey Memorial Scholarship
The Eileen Fahey Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and support students with a declared major in Physics while attending...
The Eileen Fahey Memorial Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,600.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$600.00 Ella Tucker Memorial Scholarship
The Ella Tucker Memorial Scholarship is created for a woman enrolled either full or part-time at WSU and classified as a non-traditional...
The Ella Tucker Memorial Scholarship is created for a woman enrolled...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Enterprise Holdings College of Business Professional Selling Scholarship
An anonymous donor established this scholarship with a one-time gift of $2000 to offer 4 $500 scholarship awards for next academic year to a...
An anonymous donor established this scholarship with a one-time gift of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Eric Barr Scholarship
The Eric Barr Scholarship is created for students who have a declared major in any WSU’s Liberal Arts program. Criteria 1. Each recipient must be...
The Eric Barr Scholarship is created for students who have a declared...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
3000 if a full-time student and $1500 if part-time Erika K Scholarship
The Erika K Scholarship is created to assist non-traditional women students attending WSU who, without this scholarship assistance, would be unable...
The Erika K Scholarship is created to assist non-traditional women...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: 3000 if a full-time student and $1500 if part-time
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Ervin G. Bublitz Sociology & Criminal Justice Scholarship
The Bublitz Scholarship for the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is for a full-time junior or senior undergraduate students who have a...
The Bublitz Scholarship for the Department of Sociology and Criminal...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$800.00 Erwin Bachler Scholarship
The Erwin F. Bachler Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate full-time students majoring in the Math Education program. Criteria 1. Each...
The Erwin F. Bachler Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate full-time...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Esther I. Tuff Elementary Education Scholarship
This Esther I. Tuff Elementary Education Scholarship was establsihed in Esther’s honor to benefit students pursuing a major in elementary...
This Esther I. Tuff Elementary Education Scholarship was establsihed in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ethel & Gordon Holte Scholarship
The Ethel and Gordon Holte Scholarship is created to encourage and support students in the pursuit of their education at WSU. Students must live...
The Ethel and Gordon Holte Scholarship is created to encourage and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ethel Ascott Dean's Scholarship- Graduate
The Ethel Ascott Dean’s Scholarship is created to benefit students in the Department of Nursing at WSU. This scholarship is for a master’s student...
The Ethel Ascott Dean’s Scholarship is created to benefit students in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship- RN Undergrad
The Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship is created to benefit students in the Department of Nursing at WSU. This scholarship is for...
The Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship is created to benefit...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship-Generic Undergrad Winona Campus
The Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship is created to benefit students in the Department of Nursing at WSU. This scholarship is for...
The Ethel Ascott Department of Nursing Scholarship is created to benefit...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,800.00 Ethel Gage Jessen
The Ethel Gage Jessen Scholarship is established to encourage and support undergraduate students that are patriotic American citizens. Recipients...
The Ethel Gage Jessen Scholarship is established to encourage and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,800.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,500.00 Etta Howell
The Etta Howell Scholarship is created to encourage and support students who have declared a major in Elementary Education at WSU. The student...
The Etta Howell Scholarship is created to encourage and support students...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,400.00 Families First Scholarship
In 2012, the Families First Scholarship was established as an annual/endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will...
In 2012, the Families First Scholarship was established as an...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,400.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$800.00 Farley & Sathers Candy Co. Scholarship
The Farley and Sathers Candy Co. Scholarship is for undergraduate freshman full-time students at WSU. Students must have expressed an interest in...
The Farley and Sathers Candy Co. Scholarship is for undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $800.00
Deadline02/15/2019